Steps to Admissions for International Students

Piedmont International University celebrates diversity and welcomes international students. Throughout our history students have represented 83 countries and have studied on our campus and online.  An international student is defined as a student in non-immigrant status who is not a U.S. citizen or does not have U.S. permanent residence. Follow the steps below to submit your information. We look forward to hearing from you.

Undergraduate International Students

Undergraduate international students are welcome and may come study on campus or live at home and study with our online courses.

Steps to apply

  • Submit an application. You may start and resume the application any time.
  • Submit your salvation testimony through this form
  • Request references from two non-relatives be sent to admissions@piedmontu.edu
  • Submit an official final transcript from all secondary and postsecondary schools attended. World Education Services evaluations are required for international transcripts. 
  • Submit your TOEFL, (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores to Piedmont if English is not your first language. Our TOEFL school code is 5555. The minimum score for admittance is a paper-based score of 500, computer-based score of 173, or internet-based score of 61.
  • Standardized Test Scores - Request that official ACT or SAT scores be submitted. Our ACT code is 3142; our SAT code is 5555. 
  • Email a current headshot photograph in JPEG format to your Admissions Counselor

Additonal Steps for Undergraduate International Students desiring to become residential students

Applicant file is reviewed for acceptance when: 

  • All admissions entry requirements have been satisfied.
  • PIU has received on deposit the funds in US dollars to cover the cost of the first year of study - tuition, fees, room and board.
  • PIU has received acceptable documentation confirming availability of funds for books, personal expenses, and future semesters of study.

Graduate International Students

Graduate students are welcome and may only study online at this time.

Steps to apply

  • Submit an application. You may start and resume the application any time.
  • Submit your autobiographical essay via email to admissions@piedmontu.edu 
  • Request references from two non-relatives be sent to admissions@piedmontu.edu
  • Submit an official final transcript from all secondary and postsecondary schools attended. World Education Services evaluations are required for international transcripts. 
  • Request your college transcripts to be sent to the Admissions Office (translations may be required)
  • Submit  your TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores to Piedmont. Our TOEFL school code is 5555. The minimum score for admittance is a paper-based score of 500, computer-based score of 173, or internet-based score of 61.
  • Email a current headshot photograph in JPEG format to admissions@piedmontu.edu
  • Program specific requirements also apply

Additonal Steps for Undergraduate International Students desiring to become residential students

Applicant file is reviewed for acceptance when: 

  • All admissions entry requirements have been satisfied.
  • PIU has received on deposit the funds in US dollars to cover the cost of the first year of study - tuition, fees, room and board.
  • PIU has received acceptable documentation confirming availability of funds for books, personal expenses, and future semesters of study.